|President of the Slovak Republic Mr. Ivan Gašparovič received ECS Secretary General Urban Rusnák in Bratislava on 27 November 2013. Amb. Rusnák informed President Gašparovič of the latest developments within the Energy Charter Process and the ongoing Charter modernisation. The Secretary General specifically highlighted the work planned for next year on updating the 1991 Energy Charter, the political declaration at the heart of the Energy Charter Process. The decision on proceeding with negotiations on the updated version of the Charter was formally adopted by the Energy Charter Conference, the organisation's top governing body, on 27 November 2013.|
The purpose of the report is to analyse issues related to electricity transit in selected countries if Central and South Asia, to compare existing transit pricing methodologies and to make recommendations to the respective decision making bodies in the region. This report reviews both existing and proposed approaches to the pricing of electricity transit. As a result, the ITC-model (inter-TSO compensation for transit) used by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity was selected as the most promising solution for UPS CA.
The Energy Charter Secretariat received an official request from the government of the Republic of Yemen to sign the 1991 Energy Charter – the founding block of the Energy Charter Process. By signing the Charter Yemen will gain all the rights related to Charter observership and make the first step towards acceding to the Energy Charter Treaty.
Yemen's request will be disseminated to Energy Charter Conference delegations and will be considered by the Conference, the organisation's top governing body, at its next meeting in 5-6 December 2013. It is envisaged that the signing ceremony will take place during the Conference meeting.
|7 March 2014
World Bank Conference Centre, Paris